Pamela G. Bailey is president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). GMA is the voice of more than 300 leading food, beverage and consumer product companies that sustain and enhance the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the globe.
Founded in 1908, GMA is an advocate for its member companies and a trusted source of information about the industry and the products consumers rely on and enjoy every day. The association and its member companies are committed to meeting the needs of consumers through product innovation, responsible business practices and effective public policy solutions developed through a genuine partnership with policymakers and other stakeholders.
The food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry in the United States generates sales of $2.1 trillion annually, employs 14 million workers and contributes $1 trillion in added value to the economy every year.
Prior to joining GMA, Bailey was president and CEO of the Personal Care Products Council (formerly the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association) from April 2005 to January 2009. She served as president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) from 1999 to 2005. When the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), an organization of more than 50 healthcare industry
chief executives, was founded in 1988, Bailey was named its president and CEO, a post she held until 1999.